There is an inextricable link between England and Formula One Grand Prix racing.
When the Formula One World Championship was incepted in 1950, Silverstone - the oldest race on the calendar - held the very first round, won by Giuseppe Farina in an Alfa Romeo. England is also home to seven of the teams: McLaren, Williams, Red Bull, Lotus, Force India, Mercedes and Marussia.
The British Grand Prix is hosted annually at the Silverstone Circuit near the village of Silverstone in Northamptonshire in England. For motorsport fans, this circuit is a classic. The track, a former World War II aerodrome, is fast and formidable and requires bravery and finesse to achieve a quick lap time. The event is thrilling to watch live, with the circuit boasting plenty of good viewing from the temporary grandstands or with a general admission ticket.
With England readily accessible from South Africa, the British Grand Prix is one motorsport event that should be on your sports travel bucket list for. Glorious weather and action-packed racing promise the perfect summer getaway in the United Kingdom. If you are interested in catching the speed, thrills and noise of the British Grand Prix live in July next year, register your interest and you'll be the first to know about 2019 British Grand Prix packages as soon as they become available.
Silverstone - the ‘home of British motorsport’. Silverstone is also only a train ride away from London, and there are also dedicated coach services running from the capital to the circuit on Grand Prix weekend, so it’s worth considering staying in London and making the most of the city by night.
Northamptonshire is a picturesque county in the East Midlands of England and is equidistant to the capital city of London in the south and the vibrant destination of Birmingham to the north-west. The region is typified by traditional villages, stately country homes and beautiful gardens, a perfect example of rural England. The tiny hamlet of Silverstone is situated to the south of Northampton and is well known as the home of British motorsport, with the famous Silverstone Circuit just 0.5 kilometres from the village. Northamptonshire offers plenty of things to do for all ages. Visit Wicksteed Park which has over 40 rides and attractions, wander through the grounds of Rockingham Castle or experience railways from a bygone era at the Northampton & Lamport Railway.